Bhubaneswar: Even as Odisha began voting for first-phase Lok Sabha and Assembly elections on Thursday, Congress received a major jolt with spokesperson Sonali Sahoo quitting the party.
Sonali, who was a ticket aspirant for Khuda Assembly constituency, tendered her resignation to OPCC president Niranjan Patnaik.
She is the second women Congress leader to quit the party, expressing displeasure over party leadership and ticket allotment, in recent past.
On April 9, Pradesh Mahila Congress president Sumita Jena had resigned from her post and primary membership of the party, alleging irregularities in ticket distribution. She later joined the ruling BJD.